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  • Durbin: Fermi and Argonne labs fare well in budget proposal Jan 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin Tuesday touted federal money for Fermilab in Batavia and Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont thatís included in a budget proposal before Congress. Durbin said the plan would send $797 million to an account in Fermilabís Office of Science that provides for 90 percent of the labís funding. And the lab would get $169 million for other projects and building upgrades on the grounds.

  • Aileen Parks

    Online purse-making business gets celebrity attention Jan 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features Aileen Parks of Lake in the Hills, who has turned a hobby into a business that now reaches celebrities at the Cannes Film Festival, the Primetime Emmys, the Wendy Williams Show and, last weekend, the Golden Globe Awards. Parks hand crafts and custom designs clutch purses for her online business, HYPERLINK ""Girl by Aileen.

  • Illinois EPA seeking court action on refinery fire Nov 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    Citgo says a fire at its refinery in Lemont did not cause any environmental damage. Earlier in the day, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency asked the stateís attorney generalís office to seek a court order to compel Citgo to do a cause analysis and submit other information for state review.

  • Bruce Strom

    Elgin attorney expands Christian legal aid in suburbs Sep 30, 2013 12:00 AM
    Kukec's People features attorney Bruce Strom, who had a successful private law practice. He even argued cases for 13 years, some all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. But his calling was elsewhere, helping the poor in the suburbs. Now he's expanding his non-profit reach nationwide.

  • CITGO fined for air pollution in Illinois Sep 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Department of Justice says Houston-based CITGO Petroleum Corp. has agreed pay a $737,000 fine and install air pollution controls at refineries in Illinois and Louisiana to resolve alleged Clean Air Act violations.

  • Naperville settles excessive force lawsuit for $435,000 Sep 16, 2013 12:00 AM
    Naperville has settlement an excessive force civil lawsuit brought by a Lemont woman for nearly half a million dollars. The woman suffered a torn rotator cuff in a scuffle with officers who were arresting her son on drug charges. The woman wasn't charged with anything, which city officials said "may have hurt" the case if it went to trial.

  • @$ID/[No paragraph style]:Blackhawks captain Chris Chelios congratulates teammate Joe Murphy in this April 24, 1996, photo.

    The Soapbox Jul 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    Daily Herald editors are standing on a few soapboxes with opinions about the Metra hearings, Chris Chelios' honor, a local good Samaritan and proposed federal cuts for science research.

  • Youth suicide prevention group opens Lemont center Jul 10, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Jason Foundation, a youth suicide prevention and awareness organization, has opened the JFI Community Resource Center at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center in Lemont.

  • Senate OKs tanning booth ban for minors May 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    A proposal to ban minors from tanning booths passed was sent to Gov. Pat Quinn Monday after the Illinois Senate approved.

  •  Andrew Chambers, 10, and his younger brother Jeremy, 5, of Vernon Hills, use a net to fish off the pier Monday on Big Bear Lake in Century Park in Vernon Hills.

    Images: The Week in Pictures May 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures features a lot of warm weather activities, including fishing, biking, rowing, power washing, ice cream eating, garage sale and art show browsing, and benefit walking.

  •  President Barack Obama greets employees and scientists as he gets ready to speak at Argonne National Laboratory on Friday.

    At Argonne, Obama warns federal cuts will hurt research Mar 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    The impact of the federal sequester heavily influenced President Barack Obama's speech to scientists at Argonne National Laboratory Friday afternoon, as he painted a bleak picture of American research being outpaced if funding dries up. "In a time where every month you've got to replace your smartphone, imagine what that means when China, Germany and Japan are pumping up basic research and we're just sitting there doing nothing," he said.

  •  Gypsy moth caterpillars can strip trees bare and leave them vulnerable to further insect attacks or disease.

    Presentations set on gypsy moth treatment Mar 14, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources said gypsy moth presentations will take place March 18 in Montgomery, March 26 in Lemont, March 27 in Lisle and April 2 in Wheaton. Each will detail treatment plans for the area.

  • Marius Stan, a senior computational energy scientist at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, talks about his secret hobby — as an actor on AMC's “Breaking Bad.”

    Argonne scientist moonlights as 'Breaking Bad' actorFeb 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    He's spent years contributing to important, high-level science projects — helping make nuclear power safer and improving the durability of energy products. Yet, what's made Argonne National Laboratory scientist Marius Stan famous is his side job — a small, recurring role as Romanian car wash owner Bogdan Wolynetz on "AMC's “Breaking Bad” — and his eyebrows.

  • Shaun Wild, a North Central College graduate and Spring Brook Elementary School teacher, was fatally stabbed last year at Frankies Blue Room on Chicago Avenue in downtown Naperville. Two other men also were stabbed but survived.

    Survivor alleges Naperville club overserved murder suspectFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    A Lemont man says a downtown Naperville nightspot overserved murder suspect Daniel Olaska the night police say he stabbed to death a grade-school teacher. William Hayes III, one of two men who survived the bar fight with knife wounds, made his allegations in a recent lawsuit against Frankies Blue Room and owner Riff Menza.

  •  Illinois Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno speaks to lawmakers during an executive committee hearing earlier this month at the Capitol in Springfield. The Lemont lawmaker receives a $27,477 stipend for her leadership post.

    GOP state senators get extra work, pay after losses Jan 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Republicans in the Illinois Senate hold a dubious distinction: Because of a November shellacking, every one of them will have a caucus or leadership post — and the accompanying stipend — in this legislative session.

  • Nebraska Zephyr

    Ride the rails on the Nebraska Zephyr Sept. 22-23Sep 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Illinois Railway Museum, in cooperation with Amtrak and the BNSF Railway, will operate the Nebraska Zephyr, built in 1936 and powered by the 1940 vintage Burlington Route locomotive “Silver Pilot” on an all-day excursion between Chicago and Quincy, Ill., on Saturday, Sept. 22 and Sunday, Sept. 23. This will be the first time the Nebraska Zephyr has operated carrying passengers from Chicago Union Station to Galesburg, Ill., since it was retired in 1968 and the first time it has ever operated carrying passengers to Quincy, Ill.

  • Sign up now for Girl Scout Cookie Classic 5K RunAug 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    Everyone is invited to join Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana on Saturday, Sept. 8, as it celebrates its 100th anniversary with the Girl Scout Cookie Classic 5K Run, Walk and Celebration in Chicago's Grant Park.

  • American Cancer Society 2012 Skyline Soiree July 27Jul 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    The American Cancer Society's fourth annual Skyline Soiree 2012 will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 27, at the River East Art Center, 435 E. Illinois St. in Chicago. Tickets can be purchased for $95 online and $105 at the door.

  • Suspects steal van from Lisle dealership, elude cops during chase Jun 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Lisle police are searching for three suspects who stole a van from the Bill Kay Chevrolet car dealership and lead officers on a high speed chase Monday morning. Police found the vehicle abandoned near Lemont.

  • Cigarette tax increase heads to governor May 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    $1.98 in taxes on a pack of cigarettes? The Illinois Senate approved a plan Tuesday to raise the cigarette tax to that level to help pay for health care for the poor. The plan now heads to the governor, who has said he will sign it.

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